My Blindfold game with Coach Joe Lafornara - by Coach Sean Tobin.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

CHESS GAME DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH: Thursday, November 18th, 2010

I only got to play in a few of John Hillery's events starting this year... as it would turn out I would not get any further opportunities to see him at any future events. He would pass away on September 20th, 2010 - only a short time after I had last seen him at the final tournament that he would direct - The SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA OPEN held on September 6th.

Here now is a game I decided to annotate for your enjoyment in honor of John Hillery. A big win against a super strong opponent. A well played game with some imaginative play by John.

It is only because of the hard work that people like John do that there are any events - at all - for the rest of us to go enjoy our selves at and to play in. A real lover of chess - like John was - can do it all. Play, run events and so on. Thank you for all you did in life John Hillery, RIP.

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